Discover Neurovascular Integration…

Restoring the Flow of Health Within You

Neurovascular Integration was developed by Cathy Pliscof Holway, PT, DPT, as she sought a gentle, respectful way to honor the self-healing mechanisms of body, mind and spirit. As a “hands-on” physical therapist with over 30 years of manual therapy experience, she developed a way to palpate the tissues of the body and encourage the flow of critical fluids through restricted areas, and reconnect the autonomic nervous system in a more balanced way.

This method of holding the tissues in “Profound Neutral” led to the development of a series of techniques, for beginners as well as advanced therapists, that is now known as Neurovascular Integration.

Neurovascular Integration…

Uses the gentle touch of Profound Neutral to assess the integrity of the nervous system and the fluids and structures that it illuminates. Restoring balanced function to our sensory processing circuits helps the brain regulate internal and external experiences of the body. This allows us to release inappropriate pain signals and remember joyful motion and function throughout the body.   Enhancing nervous system flow results in a greater ability for self-correction, which is an important, inherent function in all of us.

Many chronic pain conditions lead to confusion in the brain’s pain processing areas, leading to inappropriate signaling of pain that is not really occurring in the body. Providing alternative input to the nervous system helps to clear those aberrant circuits and restore balanced assessment of sensory information. “Pain” is no longer the neural response to every stimulation we encounter.

Children with developmental delays or sensory processing disorders also tend to have disorganized wiring through the brain’s critical processing centers. The gentle touch of Profound Neutral, combined with guidance in appropriate neurodevelopmental movements and activities, works with the inherent plasticity of the brain to reorganize the wiring and introduce normal function.

Neurovascular Integration…

Gently encourages the body to remember its original flow of healthy mobility and function, while reorganizing appropriate pathways in the nervous system.


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